NDLEA intercepts 35 wraps of cocaine at Lagos Airport

NDLEA intercepts 35 wraps of cocaine at Lagos Airport
File photo; Cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has recovered 35 wraps of cocaine from a lady passenger at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Mr Femi Babafemi, NDLEA's Director of Media and Advocacy, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said that the suspect, Okafor Ebere Edith was arrested on July 31, during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Côte d'Ivoire.

He said the suspect, who tucked a pellet of cocaine in her underwear to beat security checks at the airport, was however picked up for the search.

This, he said, included questioning during which the wraps of the illicit drug were found on her.

"During the preliminary interview, the suspect claimed that the desire to make money pushed her into drug trafficking," he said.

Babafemi said the operatives arrested another suspect, Echendu Jerry Maduakolam, an intending male passenger going to Istanbul, at Gate A Departure hall of the MMIA on July 27.

He said the suspect was arrested during outward clearance of Egypt Airline bound to Turkey in possession of 78grams of Cannabis mixed with dried bitter leaf.

"On the same day; another intending male passenger, Egbon Osarodion going to Milan, Italy was arrested at the airport's Gate A Departure hall.

"This was also during outward clearance of passengers on Egypt Airlines with different quantities of 225mg Tramadol and Rohypnol concealed in foil papers wrapped in a polythene bag," he said.

NAN

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